Regional Exhibits circa Colorado and the West

Alternative Processes at C4FAP

Alternative Processes

The Center For Fine Art Photography

October 3 - November 1, 2014

  • October 3rd: Friday at Five Artist Panel; talk begins at 5pm; Artist Reception from 6-8pm
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Braille Bunny By Heather Oelklaus

The Center for Fine Art Photography is proud to present Alternative Processes with Juror Christopher James, a selection of 76 photos created using various historic photographic techniques. As stated by Juror Christopher James, alternative process image making “has its heartbeat strongly allied to a tradition of making images by hand, using light and chemistry.” See how each of these photos lends itself to the notion of “new photography,” while still employing old traditions.

Help us welcome the exhibiting artists of Alternative Processes at The Center for Fine Art Photography on Oct. 3, 2014! This collection is entirely Alternative Process works by 73 artists from across the globe. Celebrate the unique quality of the one of a kind, handmade photographs in the Main Gallery.

+ Friday at Five Artist Panel | Friday, Oct 3rd at 5:00 pm. A panel of Artists including Bear Kirkpatrick, Jamey Stillings, and K.K. DePaul will discuss the exhibitions and works hanging in the galleries.

+ Alternative Processes Artist and Public Reception from 6-8 in the Main Gallery

+ Mingle with the artists from Alternative Processes as well as exhibiting solo artists Bear Kirkpatrick and Jamey Stillings

+ Sponsored by C4FAP and in part by Odell Brewing, and Fort Fund.

+ Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public.

Exhibiting Artists: Alice Bailey, Mariana Bartolomeo, Cynthia Morgan Batmanis, Susan Bryant, Conor Culver, K.K. DePaul, Marcus Desieno, Barbara Dombach, Anne Eder, Romy Eijckmans, Kellye Grace Eisworth, Ross Faircloth, Diane Fenster, Toni Gentilli, Daniel George, Sophie Gibbings, Susan Glover, Susan Goldstein, Jake Groenhof, Raymond Grubb, Sarah Hamburger, Ricardo Hantzschel, Ralph Hassenpflug, Wolfgang Hastert, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Brett Henrickson, Helen Hoffelt, Karen Hymer, Jonathan Michael Johnson, Kat Kiernan, Arie Knoops, Peter M. Lindstrom, Travis Lovell, Cary Loving, Bob Marckese, Alyssa Maurin, James Mignogna, Scott Murphy, Heather Oelklaus, Kathryn Oliver, Gloria Oyarzabal, Beverly Raynor, Vicki Reed, Michelle Robinson, Brenda Roger, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Bailey Russel, Euphus Ruth, Danielle Saler, Pablo Serrano, Kathleen Sharp, Judy Sherrod, Yukiko Shimizu, Sara Silks, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Caitlyn Soldan, S. Gayle Stevens, Jerome Sturm, Taylor Suppha-Atthasitt, Jasmine Swope, Keith Taylor, Natalie Titone, Shari Trennert, Kathleen Velo, Melanie Walker, Marydorsey Wanless, Scott Weber, Jeanne Wells, Bill Westheimer, Adrian Whipp, Mark Zimmerman, Zoe Zimmerman

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Center Forward at The Center For Fine Art Photography

Center Forward 

The Center For Fine Art Photography

July 18 - August 30, 2014

  • Juror: Hamidah Glasgow
  • Artistʼs and Public Reception: Friday, August 1st from 5-9pm; Mingle with the juror and visiting artists. Sponsored in kind by Odell Brewing Co and in part by Fort Fund
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Pat Swain: A Lost Flamingo and a Lost Pelican

Exhibiting artists include: Linda Alterwitz, Tami Bahat, Lindsay Beal, Christa Blackwood, Joan Lobis Brown, Ellen Cantor, Larry Clark, Houston Cofield, Francis Crisafio, Catherine Day, K.K. DePaul, Roy DiTosti, Miska Draskoczy, Johan Entchev, Marco Ferraris, Lynnes Gaines, Randi Ganulin, Pauline Gola, Silvino González Morales, Jay Gould, Stuart Harrison, Pierre Hauser, Amanda Hess, Dennis Hodges, Lauren Howe, Noriko Ishihara, Margrieta Jeltema, Tomiko Jones, Katie Kalkstein, John Keedy, Sarah-Marie Land, Summer Lee, Simon Martin, Jennifer McClure, Hye-Ryoung Min, Robert Moran, Kathryn Oliver, Ke Peng, Meghann Riepenhoff, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, RyutenPaul Rosenblum, Rachel Spencer, Shaun Stanley, Pat Swain, Denise Tarantino, Lise Ulrich, Julia Überreiter, Daiki Usui, Jessica Van Fleteren, Pistolwish, Dianne Yudelson, and Tony Zaza

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Artistic Eye On History at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Artistic Eye On History: Fort Collins 150

Fort Collins Museum of Art

July 25 - September 28, 2014

  • Artists: Amelia Caruso, Bob Coonts, Louise Cutler, Jennifer Davey, Monica Deming, Clint Eccher, Diane Edwards, Diane Findley, Wendy Franzen, Jennifer Ivanovic, Mary McCauley, Dolores Rowland, Ajean Ryan, Two Sisters Mosaic (Jane Sullivan and Jean McBride), Eldon Ward, Laurie Beth Zuckerman
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Laurie Beth Zuckerman

From July 25th through September 28th, 2014 the Fort Collins Museum of Art will present an exhibition in honor of its Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair, Paula Edwards. Paula chose as her Honorary Chair project an exhibition that celebrates Fort Collins’ 150th anniversary and showcases the many outstanding artists who live and work in the Fort Collins Area. The exhibition will feature works of art that illustrate, comment upon or artistically re-envision historic events, important cultural or economic developments and important historic figures in the history of Fort Collins. The exhibition coincides with FC150 exhibition that opens in the fall of 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

“This exhibit is a unique opportunity to look into the minds of several local artists and see what they see as they ponder the last century and a half of Fort Collins’ history,” said David Prosser, the museum’s Interim Executive Director.

Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Margaret Kasahara at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Margaret Kasahara: Between the Lines

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center (El Pomar Gallery)

June 21 - September 28, 2014

  • Member's Opening Reception: Friday June 20th from 5 - 7 pm
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“Identity is mutable. We move between lines. We break free of lines. We define and redefine ‘who’ we are, even as ‘what’ we are remains mostly constant. As I interweave my interior life with my exterior experiences through my visual voice, I find that the more personal the work has grown, the more universal it has become.” —Margaret Kasahara

Margaret Kasahara is a Colorado Springs-based artist who has been exhibited and collected nationally. Kasahara’s artwork is an exploration of identity, at once personal and universal. As an Asian American of Japanese descent, the artist navigates between two cultures, combining her own memories history with pop cultural references to convey her everyday experience. Kasahara’s examination of identity acknowledges that we are all influenced by the culture in which we live and that many of us encounter misconceptions based solely on physical appearance. These assumptions, expectations, and stereotypes are all restrictions that she addresses and explores in her artwork.

According to the artist, “many of our attitudes concerning life, relationships, and identity are formed when we are impressionable children – absorbing ideas and beliefs which are influenced by the media and culture as well as through interpersonal relationships and experiences.” The influence of our early lives is paramount to the artist, stating that “children learn to read between the lines. Through her frequent use of dolls, toys, and cartoons associated with the Far East, Kasahara places them in a personal and contemporary context. Between the Lines is an exhibition of selections from five years of Kasahara’s work, demonstrating the evolution of her exploration with a clear thematic thread; the artist’s struggle to define her own identity for herself is one to which many will be able to relate.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Karen Halverson and Kevin O'Connell at the FCMoA

Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River, featuring Karen Halverson

The New West: Colorado Photography Now, featuring Kevin O'Connell (Gallery 101)

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 16 - July 3, 2014

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Karen Halverson - Lodore Canyon CO
 
From May 16 to July 3, 2014, the Fort Collins Museum of Art will host an important exhibition of photographs by world-renowned photographer Karen Halverson that documents the flow of the Colorado River from its source in the Southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado to its mouth at the Gulf of California. Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River captures the majestic beauty of the river’s course through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Baja California and Sonora. The exhibition also reveals how nature and the man-made environment co-exist in the American West.

Halverson lives in the Northeast, but fell in love with the American West during a cross-country trip to Stanford University where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1963. She studied photography with Garry Winogrand and Joel Meyerowitz. Her photographs have been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Huntington Library and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Halverson’s panoramic views evoke historical and survey photography of the West by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and Carleton Watkins. They also juxtapose nature and culture in a way that honors both. In an essay for the book about Halverson’s Colorado River photographs, William Deverell writes:

…the Colorado River carries the stories of the past through the American West. Glimpses of that past lie at the edges and in the shadows of Karen Halverson’s photographs: it is exciting to look at these pictures as ways to open up conversations with, and about, history.

A second exhibition in the museum’s Gallery 101 highlights the work of Colorado landscape photographer Kevin O’Connell. O’Connell’s spare photographs depict depleting (and depleted) water holes as well as the visual and psychological impact of energy development on the western plains. O’Connell is one of Colorado’s most accomplished photographers and his work; together with Halverson’s is an excellent point of departure in exploring our relationship with nature and her resources.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Masks 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Masks 2014

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 4 - May 2, 2014

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Terry McNerney: The Fire of Music in Flight

Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente are the 2014 title sponsors of Masks, which marks its 10th anniversary as one of the most popular community arts event in Fort Collins and the northern Front Range. The 10th anniversary also pays tribute to one of FCMOA’s longtime supporters and early board president: Paula Edwards. Edwards is the Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair.

This year, over 200 community members–artists, business owners, students and residents–will display hidden talents in the form of highly individualized and creative masks. The masks are sold throughout the exhibition silent auction at the museum held from April 4-May 2 and at the Masks Gala Celebration live auction held on April 19.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students/seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 6-17. Admission is free to museum members.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Portraits 2014 at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Portraits 2014

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

March 7 - April 5, 2014

  • Juror Amy Arbus
  • Public + Artist Reception: Friday April 4th from 6:00 - 9:00
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The Connection through Portraiture talk with juror Amy Arbus will be at 5:00 on Friday April 4th; free and open to the public, space is limited.

About C4FAP Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Always Free, Public Welcome.  

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Amy Sillman at the Aspen Art Museum

Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two

Aspen Art Museum

February 14 - May 18, 2014

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Amy Sillman - Me & Ugly Mountain - 2013

the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) presents Amy Sillman: one lump or two, the first museum survey of the New York-based painter, including work from 1995 to the present.

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) and presented there from October 3, 2013 to January 5, 2014, the AAM presentation of Amy Sillman: one lump or two is comprised of over sixty works including drawings, paintings, and ‘zines, as well as the artist’s recent forays into animated film, and traces the artist’s work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette to her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and her growing concern with the physicality of paint. Amy Sillman: one lump or two is curated by Helen Molesworth, the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston, and organized for the AAM by adjunct curator Jacob Proctor.  

Amy Sillman was born in Detroit in 1955. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Sillman earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her MFA from Bard College in 1995. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin in 2009. Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The first large scale survey of her work, one lump or two premiered at the ICA Boston in October 2013, and after its presentation at the AAM will also travel to the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Strange and Wonderful at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

February 8 — June 1, 2014

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This represents the Fine Arts Center’s first major foray into American folk art. The work of American folk artists is made outside the mainstream art establishment and remains close to the core of our essential human experience. That’s where collector Willem Volkersz found his inspiration. Strange and Wonderful highlights his extensive collection’s most dynamic works — pieces by self-taught artists who capture a raw passion and a sense of whimsy that recalls the essential creativity in all of us.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

The Power of Water at the Firehouse Art Center

The Power of Water

Firehouse Art Center

February 5 - March 2, 2014

  • Reception: Friday February 14 from 6-9pm
  • Co-curated by artist Angela Beloian
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Kate Petley, Chris Brown, Nikki Pike

The Power of Water, an exhibit of contemporary art at the Firehouse Art Center takes its cue from recent flooding along the Front Range. While the art center is planning an exhibit in 2015 focusing on personal flood stories, this current exhibit explores a broader interpretation of water as a powerful force for change. Co-curated by artist Angela Beloian, the exhibit features work by both emerging, recent graduates from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design as well as mid-career, nation-ally recognized artists. Exploring aspects of water through science, metaphor, politics and play, this exhibit brings together diverse interpretations on the theme.

Featuring Nikki Pike, Justin Beard, Jill Powers, Chris Brown, Paul Hildebrandt, Kate Petley, Sara Swaboda, Bonny Lhotka, Dawn Witter, Dmitri Obergfell, Travis Ramos of 2nd Mile Water & the BARTER Collective

Celebrating the Power of Water, we have invited the BARTER Collective to join our opening reception on February 14th in the Art Department. The BARTER Collective will collect flood related stories to dis-play in the Art Department during the Power of Water exhibition and as a prelude to the 2015 Flood exhibition.

The BARTER Collective is a part of The Flood Project: Rising Above & Restoring Boulder Through Art, commissioned by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the City of Boulder, with the support of Colorado Creative Industries. Stories will be collected during the entirety of the exhibition.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Devotional Cultures at the IDEA Space

Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest

IDEA Space at Colorado College (Colorado Springs)

January 20 - March 8, 2014

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The InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts (IDEA) program at Colorado College announces the opening of Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest. The exhibition will take place in the IDEA Space, located in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center, 825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A series of related lectures and events begins with a gallery talk on January 22 at 4:30pm. Details on events can be found online at http://www.theIDEAspace.com.

Devotional Cultures traces European Catholic imagery and ritual practices as they took root and evolved in Latin America, Central America, and the American Southwest. Featuring masterworks from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the exhibition demonstrates that, rather than existing as copies of European art, Spanish Colonial artworks reveal layers of global influences and responses to those influences over time, resulting in a distinctive style. The exhibition is curated from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by Michael Brown, Research Associate, Denver Art Museum New World Department and Rebecca Tucker, Associate Professor of Art History.

Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest is made possible by the generous contributions of the Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies, the Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, the Office of the President, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, the Office of the President, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.  

IDEA Space at Colorado College
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.389.6066

Tue-Sat: 12:30-7pm
http://www.theIDEAspace.com

 

Wondrous Indeed at the C4FAP

Wondrous Indeed

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

January 24 - February 22, 2014

  • Juror Phillip Toledano and several exhibiting artists will attend the First Friday reception celebrating the exhibition from 6-9 on Friday February 7th
  • Juror talk with Phillip Toledano at 5:00 preceding First Friday reception
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Kelsey Wagner - It's Gluten Free

This exhibition is bound to be unusual. The juror, Phillip Toledano is an internationally renowned photographer with an eye for finding the incredible in the everyday. While an image of a tree surrounded by floating cheese-balls is an actual unbelievable sculpture, the cat in the woman’s mouth is not. Both the real and the surreal combine to delight the senses in this exhibition. Expect to see things in a whole new way after seeing Wondrous Indeed.
THE CENTER WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE ARTISTS CHOSEN FOR THIS EXHIBITION

Exhibiting artists include: Allyson Anne Lamb, Tami Bahat, Celine Bardou, Clare Benson, Brenda Biondo, Meghan Boilard, Ricardo Bouyett, Michael Butler, Mike Enright, Dimitra Ermeidou, Mingshan Fan, Paul Greenberg, Jess Hardcastle, Melissa Hogan, David Howe, Thomas Jackson, Kate Jones, John Lewis, Michael Loderstedt, Melissa Lynn, Toby MacLennan, Lilliana Marie, Yvette Meltzer, Logan Mock-Bunting, Enrique Munoz-Garcia, Tamy Novak, Jenny Papalexandris, Lori Pond, Jessica Rech, Randhy Rodriguez, Jacinda Russell, Leah Schretenthaler, Harriet Stein, Gordon Stettinius, Alison Turner, Benita VanWinkle and Kelsey Wagner

About C4FAP

Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Center is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s community. For more information about the Center, including information on workshops, membership, becoming a donor and exhibitions, please visit the website at c4fap.org.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Stoner, Williams & Wolff at the Firehouse Art Center

Studio Spotlight: Stoner, Williams & Wolff

Featuring the Longmont Clay Artists

Firehouse Art Center

January 1 - February 2, 2014

  • Opening Reception for all artists: Friday, Jan 10 [from] 6-9 PM
  • Artist Talk with Studio Artists: Saturday, Feb 1 [from] 7-9 PM
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The Firehouse Art Center presents an exhibition featuring three of our in house Studio Artists; Rick Stoner, Dwayne Wolff and Martha Williams. The artists together have a combined 44 years at the Firehouse. Their mediums range from watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media and print making.

The main gallery will also feature 17 local clay artists in both sculptural and functional work.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Monica Deming and Alex Alvis

Monica Deming and Alex Alvis

The Loveland Feed & Grain

Opening Reception: Friday January 10 from 6-9pm

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Arts @ The Feed & Grain will exhibit the work of artists, Monica Deming and Alex Alvis, whose work revolves around memory and time gone by and will feature the Memories Project.

Painter and illustration artist, Monica Deming is a longtime Northern Colorado resident and arts professor at CSU. Deming will showcase work that "deals with the transience of memory - and how undependable our memories are." According to the artist everything she creates is an attempt to relive information -"to share it hoping to gain insight on what is real."

Alex Alvis, has lived in Colorado most of her life. Alvis's unique bronze sculptures focus on horses, their spirit, their nature, and their beauty. While always an artist it is only in the last five years that Alvis has been working as a professional sculptor.

"After seeing Monica's beautiful paintings that referenced farm land and history, I knew they would be an ideal fit for the historic Feed & Grain;" said curator Megan Tracy. Tracy asked Alex to join in the show shortly after. “I was looking for a sculptor who created contemporary farm animals to complement Monica's work.” The art work helps complete the story about the Feed and Grain, conceptually through art.

This exhibit goes hand-in-hand with the ongoing Memories Project, an effort focused on documenting and preserving the rich history of The Feed & Grain. Currently data, photos, ephemera and artifacts are on display at In The Meantime Gallery.

"Arts @ the Feed & Grain" is funded in part by ArtPlace America, a national creative placemaking program, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and by the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town program. Art Works.

Arts @ The Feed & Grain is committed to bringing programs that support innovative art experiences of all disciplines working in the avant-garde. Visit the Loveland Feed & Grain every 2nd Friday from 6-9pm for live music and fine art.  

The Loveland Feed & Grain
130 W 3rd Street
Loveland, CO 80537
970.673.6252
http://www.lovelandfeedandgrain.com

 

The Affordable Art Exhibition at Firehouse Art

The Affordable Art Exhibition

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

December 11 - 29, 2013

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 from 6-9pm
  • In the Art Department: Phone-Ography
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Marco Pino-Yancovic, Britt Ripley, Amanda Gadomski

The Firehouse Art Center presents an Affordable Art Exhibition, self-curated by local artists and artisans. The FAC will transform from a fine art gallery to an exciting holiday gift market featuring hand-made items by local artists with a wide range of mediums, products and price points. Shoppers and collectors alike will enjoy buying original art and gifts, while supporting the thriving and vital Longmont arts community.

Artists include (and are subject to change): Rose Lynch, Marco Pino-Yancovic, Kristine Hill, Karen Poulson, Mysti Gulsrud, Amanda Gadomski, John Goyer, Maura Reiman, Nancy Champion, Lisa Sol, Maya Heneghan, Deborah Coccoli, Lindsey Wohlman, Suzanne Frazier, Renee G Noel, Gerri Bradford, Elaine Waterman, Marian Hoffman Ting, Terrance Poor Thunder, Britt Ripley, Nancy Rynes, Satterly Family, Savannah G, Leslie Emerson, Barb Sparkle Bee, Rocketman, Jennifer Sheperd & Tony Ortega

PHONE-OGRAPHY

Our second annual Phone-Ography exhibition will take over the Art Department with phone-photography from professionals and novices alike. With the growth of smart phones, phone photography is fast becoming one of the most accessible and popular forms of creative expression. The intent of this exhibition is to showcase the ability of an artist to produce stunning photography and film with simply a mobile phone and a good eye. As accomplished photographer Chase Jarvis famously said, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” All images will be printed, hung and sold by the Firehouse Art Center. Our call for Phone-Ography artists is open until November 25th.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Andy Warhol: Prints from the Cochran Collection at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Andy Warhol: Prints from the Cochran Collection

Fort Collins Museum of Art

December 13, 2013 – March 16, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday December 12 from 4:00-7:00pm
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On December 13, the Fort Collins Museum of art will open a major exhibition of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) prints from the Cochran Collection. The exhibition will run through March 16, 2014. The exhibition includes works from various periods of the artist’s career and features complete sets of his prints from the important Myths and Cowboys and Indians series. The collection also includes two versions of Moonwalk and images of the famous from Mick Jagger to Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Acrylics, silkscreens, and one drawing created between 1974 and 1987 are included.

Denver photographer Mark Sink met Warhol during his visit to CSU and ended up spending time with Warhol and his entourage. A selection of the photographs of Warhol in Fort Collins by Mark Sink will be displayed in FCMOA’s gallery 101 along with a documentary video about Warhol.

This exhibition is presented through the generous support of EKS&H, The Fort Fund, and The Susan Shannon Education Fund.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Ellen O'Brien at the CS FAC

Ellen O'Brien: The Prevalence of Line

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

December 14, 2013 - March 16, 2014

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Ellen O’Brien: The Prevalence of Line at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Ellen O’Brien: The Prevalence of Line will be a potent retrospective surveying the artist's rich and varied career. This exhibition developed following the inclusion of O'Brien's work in the FAC's 2009 exhibition Colorado Springs Abstract. Although Ellen O'Brien passed away in October, the FAC continued to work with her sons on the exhibition.

"Ellen's art truly captures the spirit of adventure, skill, mystery and experimentation that drove art forward from the mid-20th century-on. She was among the artists who gave strength and significance to our culture in the Pikes Peak region. I was privileged to include her art in the FAC's 2009 exhibition Colorado Springs Abstract, and I enjoyed her seriousness as an artist and her amazing sense of humor as we planned for her upcoming show. I will deeply miss working with Ellen." – FAC Museum Director and Chief Curator Blake Milteer

When she first came to Colorado Springs, Ellen O’Brien (1922 - 2013) brought with her the precise drawing skills, creative experience, and independence she was afforded at Cornell University and Detroit’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. After a short stay here, O’Brien moved to Paris to work in the studio of painter Fernand Léger, who following Pablo Picasso, had helped develop the visual language of Cubism.

After her return to Colorado Springs in 1951, O’Brien taught at the Fine Arts Center School, where she made a series of lithographs with master printmaker Lawrence Barrett, adding to her advanced skills in drawing and painting. Around this time, O'Brien was among the a small number of Colorado artists to adopt abstraction - a form that was redefining the art world. In her abstract paintings, she continued to create elegant and powerful images through dynamic compositions of undulating and intersecting lines surrounded by strong color. This exhibition celebrates the consistent development of line from O'Brien's early figure studies to her later abstract paintings.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Family at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Family

Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

December 6 - 31, 2013

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Tom M. Johnson - Triplets

(from the press release)

What makes a family? It’s complicated, but you’ll find 47 artists’ versions of this varied idea in the Family exhibition. The juror, Kate Ware, is one of the most respected photography curators in the country and this exhibition is a realization of her vision of Family. There is an image of a Roller Derby woman at home with her family, images about traditional family life and not so traditional. The exhibition, right in time for the holidays, is glimpse inside the pain, joy, love, and loss that make up families of all kinds.

Exhibiting artists include: Alpana Aras-King, Nicole Avey, Sarah Baranski, Yael Ben-Zion, Brian Braff, Sam Cannon, Paris Carter, Rocco Ceselin, Daniel Coburn, Norma Garcia, Deborah Hunter, Ellen Jacob, Kathryn Jacobi, Tom M. Johnson, Siobahn Keleher, Bruno Leite da Luz Carvalho, William Lemke, Lora Lord-Fread, Sonia Macak, Ann Madden, Brittian McJunkin, Monika Merva, Ann Mitchell, Daniel Neuner, Kate T. Parker, Daniel Peebles, Shannon Piserchio, Kate Pollard, Jerry Rawlings, Aileen Reilly, Andy Richter, Coleman Rogers, Allen Rosen-Ducat, Charles Rozier, Stacy Slaten, Ali Smith, Michael Teres, Michael Thomas, Alison Turner, Stacie Turner, Marissa Webb, Heinrich Wegmann, Dana West, Christian Wilbur, Kate Wilhelm and Jennifer Wilkey

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Holt Quentel and Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands at the AAM

Holt Quentel

Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands

Aspen Art Museum

November 15 to January 19 (Quentel) and to February 2 (Trapping Lions)

  • Reception: Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • Gallery conversation about Quentel’s work: Thursday January 16, 2014 at 6pm, featuring the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Associate Professor, art writer, and curator Terry R. Myers
QUENTEL
Holt Quantal - White Plastic Side Chair Caster Base, Eames for Herman Miller/Foam with Duct Tape - 1990
Orange Plastic Armchair Tube Steel Base, Eames for Herman Miller/Grateful Dead Decal - 1989
Images courtesy of the artist

Holt Quentel (b. 1961) achieved recognition in the late 1980s for her paintings made from distressed tarpaulins stenciled with letters and symbols. At Stux Gallery in New York in 1990, Quentel presented an exhibition of modified side chairs designed by Charles Eames and mass-produced by Herman Miller, which she embellished with kitschy fabric coverings, Grateful Dead stickers, and other decals. Falling somewhere between the readymade and found object assemblage, Quentel’s sculptures personalized these highly uniform icons of modern design, touching on what she described as “the contradictions inherent in the utopian desire to create a universal commodity” and ironically addressing the social implications of the modernist aesthetic. Shortly after this exhibition, Quentel absented herself from the art world.

Despite the mystery surrounding her self-imposed exile, Quentel and her works have maintained a vital, if underground, presence. Now, twenty-three years later, the Aspen Art Museum brings these objects back together for the artist’s first solo museum presentation, which features seventeen distinct works incorporating Quentel’s altered Eames-designed chairs, and reopens this little-known body of work to new discourse and new evaluation.

Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands: Nine-artist exhibition highlights narrative complexity, ambiguity and disjunction in contemporary art

Curated by Jacob Proctor


Borrowing its title from Alfred Hitchcock’s explanation of the MacGuffin—the element in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion usually despite its lack of intrinsic importance—Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands highlights questions of narrative complexity, disjunction, and ambiguity in recent art. Whether presenting fictionalized versions of actual events, archival documentation of an unverifiable or even wholly invented past, or musing on the aesthetics of the murder mystery, the works in the exhibition often blur the line between fiction and reality. Some weave fragmentary tales around elusive or even entirely absent centers. In other cases, arrangements of objects or images become points of departure for open-ended stories that unfold only in the mind of the viewer. Such works often prompt us to become something of a detective, only to discover that narrative itself can be a kind of MacGuffin—important not so much for the story it tells as for the formal and conceptual moves that its structure makes possible.

Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands features: Mac Adams, Matthew Brannon, Victor Burgin, Katarina Burin, Gerard Byrne, Alejandro Cesarco, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Smith, and Kerry Tribe 

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Local Showcase at the Firehouse Art Center

Local Showcase: Emerging and established contemporary artists

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

November 6 - December 8, 2013

  • Opening Reception Friday, November 8th from 6-9pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, November 21st at 7pm
firehouse
“A Lesson in Paint” - Scott Fraser
“Of the Deep” - Chris DeKnikker
“Bioluminescent Bay” - Sarah Hansen
“The Herd” - Maureen Hearty

The Firehouse Art Center is pleased to present an exhibition recognizing established and emerging local talents. From paintings and drawings to ceramics and sculpture, featured artists are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art in our region. Artists were selected from our ongoing submissions, nominations from artist members and word of mouth.

Artists include: Jessica Forrestal, Rick Stoner, Julia Lunk, Scott Fraser, Sarah Hanson, Maureen Hearty, Jonathan Wiley, Rebecca Cuming, Libby Barbee, Chris DeKnikker, Sylvia Montero, Maura Rieman, Julie Clement, Jason Lee Gimball & Lauri Lynnxe Murphy.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

IDentity at The Center for Fine Art Photography

IDentity

The Center for Fine Art Photography

November 1 - 30, 2013

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 1, 2013 from 6-9 pm
SandraLoiseDyas
Sandra Loise Dyas - Don, The Modern Barbershop

“Identity” has as many interpretations as there are people. Images in this exhibition explore Identity through issues of family, property lines, body image, partnership, and disappearing Indian professions. Barbara Tannenbaum, the curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, served as the juror for the Identity exhibition, which includes artists from around the world.

Exhibiting artists include: Geoffrey Agrons, Zach Balber, John Banasiak, Susan Berger, Aaron Blum, Patricia Christakos, Joy Chritiansen Erb, A.M. Clark, Michele Cohn, Anne M. Connor, Supranav Dash, Joelle de Vries, Marcus DeSieno, Kathleen B. Donovan, Sandra Louise Dyas, Mike Enright, Daniel Farnum, Poppy Gauss, Claire Gilliam, Marita Gootee, Brandon Gorman, Doug, Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Daniel Levin, Hillerbrand + Magsamen, Coda McCaffrey, Meredith Miller, Emily Hanako Momohara, Roberta Neidigh, Jenny Papalexandris, Vicki Provost, Dan Rioz, Colin Roberson, Edwqrd L. Rubin, Paula Rucket, Whitten Sabbatini, Sarah Hood Salomon, Fred Scruton, Felicia Simion, Larry K. Snider, John Telford, Alison Turner and Joseph Wilcox.  

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Rian Kerrane: Alphabet of Artifacts at CMU

Rian Kerrane: Alphabet of Artifacts

Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery in the University Center (Grand Junction)

October 16 — November 8, 2013

  • Presented by the Colorado Mesa University Art Department
  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18th from 5-8pm
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Rian Kerrane: Alphabet of Artifacts

Rian Kerrane, a native of Ireland and sculptor of cast iron, mixed media and installation will exhibit Alphabet of Artifacts. A series of cast forms, found objects and paraphernalia from decades of sculptural practice presented on thirteen steel and glass tables.

Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
http://www.coloradomesa.edu/art

 

Brenda Biondo: Remnants & Revival at the Ivywild School

Brenda Biondo: Remnants & Revival

Ivywild School (Colorado Springs)

October 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014

  • Opening reception: Second Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 6pm – 9pm
Biondo FalseSolomonSeal HiRes
Brenda Biondo, "False Solomons Seal | Forest Clearing", Archival Pigment Print, 20"h x42"w

(from the press release)

Remnants & Revival is an ongoing photographic series by photographer Brenda Biondo. Beauty and thoughtfulness combine to address the value and challenges of preserving Western lands. The diptychs in this series reference the dwindling remnants of undeveloped land throughout the West, and the restoration efforts that are bringing back native plants to many farmed and grazed areas while attempting to re-create ecosystems that more closely resemble the originals. Each diptych combines an image of a protected Colorado landscape (i.e. as designated open space, a state park, etc.) with a close-up of a wild-growing plant (either native, introduced or invasive). Each plant image is matched with a photo of an ecosystem where the plant is likely to be found growing. A portion of sales proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to the Palmer Land Trust. Also, Bristol Brewing will contribute $1 per beer sold during the artist’s reception to Palmer Land Trust. Curated by Holly Parker Dearborn.

Biondo has shown in numerous solo and group exhibits around the country, including recent presentations at The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver), The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins), and The Arvada Center, among others. Her work has also been featured in The Denver Post, on Lenscratch, and in other publications. She has received great attention for her series Once Upon A Playground, featuring vintage playground equipment, with numerous exhibits and a forthcoming book being published by University Press of New England (May 2014). A native New Yorker, she has lived in Colorado since 1999 and currently resides in Manitou Springs. Her work is represented by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver. Visit: www.brendabiondo.com

Artist Statement:

Remnants & Revival, an ongoing series addressing the value and challenges of preserving Western lands, was inspired by my love for the Colorado countryside and interest in conservation issues. After writing about environmental topics for nine years as a freelance journalist, I decided to use photography to examine issues of land use and preservation in the American West. The diptychs in this series reference the dwindling remnants of undeveloped land throughout the West, and the restoration efforts to bring back native plants to many farmed and grazed areas in efforts to re-create ecosystems more closely resembling the original. Each diptych combines an image of a Colorado landscape that is protected in some way (i.e. through open space designation, state park, etc.) with a close-up of a wild-growing plant (either native, introduced or invasive). Each plant image is matched with a photo of an ecosystem where the plant is likely to be found growing. Drawing inspiration from the landscape traditions of mid-19th-century photographers who documented the West before the full-scale arrival of Europeans, as well as from the mid-20th-century New Topographics photographers who documented man's intrusion on the natural world, I'm approaching this series as a way to explore the nuances of "natural" versus "unnatural" landscapes and the notion of reconstruction after destruction. By focusing attention on the botanical details of these open spaces, the plant close-ups allude to transformations that have taken place during the past two centuries, subtly dispelling the illusion of landscapes undisturbed by man.

Ivywild School
1604 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
http://www.ivywildschool.com

 

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